Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anaheim vs St Louis

Anaheim vs St Louis

What started out as a back-and-forth contest between the Ducks and the Blues was only decided in the last two minutes of the game, as the Ducks beat St Louis, 4-2. Again, the end score would never clue you in on how exciting the game actually was.

The Blues got the puck in first, at the 12 minute mark of the first period. A minute later, the Ducks answered with a goal by George Parros, assisted by Bobby Ryan. The score would remain tied until Chris Kunitz would score a power play goal 14 minutes into the second. 13 minutes into the third, the Blues score on a powerplay goal of their own.

Tied at 2 apiece, the teams got physical but Brendan Morrison scored the game winning goal with a little over two minutes left in the game. Desperate, the Blues pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. That proved to be a big mistake, as Chris Kunitz stole away with the puck for his second goal of the game on an empty net.

Giguere stopped 26 shots for the Ducks, including many attempts on power plays. The Ducks earned 10 penalties over the course of regulation, including three majors for fighting and a ten minute misconduct. Even with the penalty minutes, the Ducks kept up their offense, shooting the puck 36 times for their 4-2 win.

Their next contest is a big one, as they compete with the league-leading San Jose Sharks on the road. Their last matchup resulted in a 4-0 shutout in favor of the Ducks, and they look to continue that trend tomorrow.

Lets Go Ducks!

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